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Dr. Rosalia binti Saimon  

Academic Post : Lecturer, DS52
Date Joining UNIMAS : 7th August 2001
Qualifications : Ph.D. Social and Preventive Medicine (UM, Malaysia)
MSc. Health Promotion (UKM, Malaysia)
B.A. Mass Communication (USM, Malaysia)
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5317



Working Experiences

  • Lecturer (UNIMAS -12 years)
  • Health Education Officer (Ministry of Health - 5 years)


Current Academic Responsibility

  • Undergraduate Medicine students
  • Undergraduate Nursing students


Research Interests and Projects

i. Research Interest
  • Physical activity and sedentary lifestyles
  • Community-based intervention programme
  • Mixed Methods Research (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Photovoice research  

ii. Research Projects

July 2013 - 2015

  • Utilization of the Virtual School Recreation Centre to promote physical activity among adolescents (Grant: UM Research Collaborative Grant Scheme, RM199,800) 
  • Let's Build Together Programme (LeBT): Empowering Adolescents in the Development of Healthy School Environment (Grant: University of Malaya Community Engagement Grant Scheme, RM30,000)

2010 - 2013

  • Physical Activity among Adolescents in Sarawak: A Mixed Methods Approach (Grant: Institute of Research Management and Consultancy, UM, RM16,000)



  • Saimon, R., Choo, W. Y., & Bulgiba, A. (2013). “Feeling Unsafe” A Photovoice Analysis of Factors Influencing Physical Activity Behavior Among Malaysian Adolescents. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.
  • Cheah WL, Chang CT, Saimon R (2012) Environment factors associated with adolescents' body mass index, physical activity and physical fitness in Kuching South City, Sarawak: a cross-sectional study. Int J Adolesc Med Health;24(4):331-7
  • Cheah, W. L., Chang, C. T., Rosalia Saimon, Charles, L. D., Yii, S. L., Tiong, P. H., & Yeap, K. P. (2011). The Relationship between Media Use and Body Mass Index among Secondary Students in Kuching South City, Sarawak, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 18(3), 33-42. 


Involvement in Professional Organization


Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • A member of the Medical Education Unit, leading the Staff & Student Training and Development Group

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